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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, november 14th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the secretary of defense stands by his man, saying don't jump to any conclusions about general allen. plus, new details about the woman at the center of the investigation. we'll ask senator john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. and target employees are fighting back after being told they have to open stores on thanksgiving night. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here, until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. sources tell cbs news that paul wra broadwell, alleged mistress of general petraeus,
warned general allen that she was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> 30,000 pages of e-mails. there is a fine line between seduction and spamming someone. president obama holds his first full news conference today since being re-elected. it is expected he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> americans want action, not political posture. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. continuing to be affected by widespread flooding, many homes had to be evacuated. the man who accused of puppe puppeteer of engaging in an underage sexual relationship is
recanting his statement. >> a driver. >> and scary fall, hit her head on the floor. she was motionless for several minutes. >> waving to the crowd. that's nice to see. >> and all that matters. diamond auctioned for almost $21.5 million. >> i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon because you know that's where leads back to kevin bacon because you know that's where it's going. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." a sex scandal has already cost david petraeus his job as cia director. now general john allen's next job is in jeopardy. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan will not become nato's top general just yet while the pentagon investigates his communications with tampa socialite jill kelley. bob orr has more details on this
story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you say, his nomination is on hold and thursday's confirmation hearing is postponed. the head of nato is still backing allen and defense secretary leon panetta speaking overnight in australia also offered some guarded support. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf, in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: that caution was he can owed at the white house. >> it's an accurate statement that president still has faith in general allen? >> he has faith in general aln, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> yejay carney was peppered wi
questions over shadowing the president's second term. >> he's not going to make a grand pronouncement or decisions about things based on two situations, two individual cases. >> reporter: meanwhile among the hundred hundreds of e-mails exchanged between general al sben kelley, investigators are focusing on one from several months ago. in it, allen told kelley he just received an anonymous e-mail, which warned him to stay away from kelley. sources say that anonymous e-mail came from paula broadwell, the alleged mistress of david petraeus. broadwell, who had been out of sight since the scandal broke friday was spotted tuesday night, preparing dinner and drinking a glass of wine inside her brother's washington, d.c. home. sources say in her e-mail to allen, broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. she sent similar warning to other officers at central command located near kelley's home. as for those e-mails between allen and kelley, pentagon and
fbi officials described them as potentially inappropriate and fli flirtatious. another official says they were more than just innocent exchanges, noting the pentagon's inspector general is involved for a reason. kelley was seen inside her home tuesday in plain view of the media circus outside. she was watching coverage of the scandal on tv. over the weekend, she made calls to 911 to complain about the journalists. >> hi. this is jill kelley. i have a guy who is in my backyard and he's not leaving. if you could send somebody out. >> reporter: both kelley and allen deny having an affair or any physical relationship. still the e-mails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines those exchanges violated the uniform code of military justice. top officials from both the fbi and cia again are briefing members of congress today on details about the scandal. we're told fbi director bob muller has a face to face meeting with dianne feinstein. charlie, norah? >> thank you, bob.
joint chiefs of staff, cbs news senior military security analysts. he knows both general petraeus and general allen. good morning. i begin with this question. what do you read into the fact that the secretary of defense and president's spokesman, even nato warning us not to jump to conclusions about general allen? >> what i read into it is that we should all be cautious, not rush to judgment, that they have to analyze the material they have before they make some final determination on whether they're going to continue to push general allen's nomination forward to the senate. i think it's as simple as that. >> are you surprised about -- to learn this from a man that you know very well, that this exchange has been described as flirtatious in e-mails? >> completely shocking. yesterday i was with another colleague who knows -- has known general allen for 15 years. he was a student of his national defense university and this is
shocking to everybody. these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he is a terrific officer and has also done a really good job in afghanistan. very hard place to do good work. he has done very good work. >> general, are you concerned that the general in charge of winding down the war in afghanistan is sending hundreds of e-mails that are described as flirtatious to a tampa socialite who he describes as sweetheart. is that conduct becoming of an officer? >> that will have to be determined by the facts and i don't think we have all the facts yet. you know, one thing in the last little film clip you ran, some of these things are against the uniform code of military justice, when you're serving in high positions of public trust like the military, senior commanders, it's not just a matter of the law. it's also a matter of when your superiors lose confidence in your ability to command.
and i think people can thands when america sends its sons and daughters to these senior commanders they expect absolute integrity and the highest level of personal conduct, as they should. and so i can't be the judge here. we don't have all the facts. i think we have to wait and see. it sounds like secretary panetta is taking a very prudent approach and we'll have to see how that's played out. >> what did you think when you heard jill kelley, this tampa socialite, had gotten letters from both general petraeus and general allen on behalf of her sister involved in a custody fight. is that normal or is that unusual at all? >> i wouldn't say it's normal but i would also say it's not unusual. if both generals knew the sister and her family situation and were able to make some sort of character comments in a letter that would be helpful in any kind of a proceeding then as friends you're obligated to do that, of course.
>> no one should jump to -- go ahead, i'm sorry. >> i'm sorry. go ahead, charlie. >> no one should jump to conclusions here, obviously. i think we've been warned about that. but do you, knowing washington, believe that general allen's nomination for nato is in jeopardy? >> i think just by the fact that the nomination has been stopped from going forward at the present time, of course it's in jeopardy. i do think, knowing secretary panetta, i think they'll wait till they get all the facts in and decide whether or not the chain of command, the president, secretary of defense has the confidence in him to put him in a very important position in europe. >> general myers, thank you very much. john miller, cbs correspondent, is with us now, he is a former assistant fbi director. do they have new evidence on sensitive material found inside broadwell's home? are they expanding their focus?
>> i think the washington post is expanding their focus. this has become a little headline driven. what you see the fbi is doing is what you would do at the end of any investigation, but especially a high-profile investigation, which is they're tidying up the loose ends. okay, classified documents were found in her computer that they were examining in the original part of this case and they weren't from petraeus. but then there's a question of were there other computers? yes, there's another two computers in my home. what about paper documents that were researched for the book? they want to take all that up and go through it and say is there any other classified material in here? is it still classified? at some point they have to bring this to a prosecutor, alleged stalking allegations, is there enough to go forward here? there is a complicated case because she has a clearance because she's a major in the reserves. or are you going to get a letter
from the u.s. attorney saying we're not going to go forward with these things and the case is closed? >> one of the interesting new pieces of information that we learned about paula broadwell as an army reservist was also sending e-mails to general allen. and one, in fact, where she wrote under the pseudonym kelley patrol and warned general allen about getting entangled in this relationship. it's another odd, bizarre turn in this story. >> it is. and from the -- this is where, you know, the investigative part and the story part kind of diverge, because that in and of itself is probably not illegal if general allen didn't feel harassed, but it does show kind of the depth of the plotting here. >> right. and then general allen forwarded that e-mail to jill kelley. >> so the terrible irony here, if we can just imagine, is getting that from him was the thing that made jill kelley pick
up the phone and call the fbi. and the unraveling that follows, you know. that would be very ironic. >> thank you, john. good to see you. we expect president obama to make his first comment today on the pentagon scandal, holding his first news conference in more than eight months. bill plante is at the white house with a preview. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good morning in the west. this press conference is supposed to have been a platform for the president to launch his vision for a second term. but soap opera around former cia director david petraeus and general john allen will probably be the first question. not exactly what he wanted to talk about. the president gets the first word and in his opening statement he will call for compromise, to fix the nation's long-term fiscal problems. also stick to his budget proposal, though, which calls for $1.6 trillion in new taxes over 12 years, twice what republicans previously offered. he will say again he's not
willing to continue the tax cuts for people making over $250,000. he will be asked about the signal he sent yesterday in a meeting with labor leaders that nothing is off the table, including programs like medicare. the first question today is likely to be about the scandal surrounding the petraeus resignation, why the white house didn't know about it sooner and the president will do no more than express his appreciation for petraeus' service and defer to the ongoing investigation. charlie, norah? >> thanks. cbs news will have live coverage of the president's news conference. it begins at 10:30 am pacific. there is a report this morning that the attorney general will stay on for the second obama administration. we told you yesterday how the president wants u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. margaret brennan joins us now. good morning. >> good morning to you, norah, and to charlie. quarterback at the u.n. when he nominated her to be the
ambassador, he elevated that role to cabinet level, a status that her predecessors did not have. for this next promotion, the president will fight skeptical republicans who question rice's judgment in the days following the benghazi attacks. >> i still don't know how anybody of that capacity could have been on television five days later saying the things that were said. i don't know how that could happen. >> she would have to answer questions about that. there's no doubt about it. >> susan rice hit a nerve during a string of television appearances five days after the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she did not call it an act of terror. >> we did not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> that characterization is the biggest obstacle to becoming secretary of state. senior republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they will try to keep her out of
office. the white house says she was relying on the cia's best information at the time. a former rhodes scholar and high school basketball star, rice met president obama in 2005 when he was the senator. she's eager to return to washington where her two children and husband still live. she became known as a passionate crusader, sometimes with direct language not often heard in diplomacy. >> this is more than disappointing. it's pathetic. it's short sighted. >> let us see it for what it is, it's redundant, and it's obstund. >> she has delivered. wrangled security council support for financial sanctions against iran. while recent attacks in libya are rice's greatest hurdle, she did lead the charge at the united nations to protect libya's rebels. she has not been able to produce similar results for syria. >> i can tell you that the president believes ambassador rice has done an excellent job and is grateful for her service.
>> the president's choice of susan rice contrasts with his thinking four years ago when the president built a team of rivals, nominating former opponent hillary clinton to be secretary. with rice, he has selected one of his closest advisers. >> margaret, thank you. report this is morning say petraeus will testify to congress this week about the attack that killed the american ambassador in libya. members are pushing for more answers about the benghazi incident. sharyl attkisson reports. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind closed doors for members of congress only. mike morell and state department officials briefed some committee members. the state department has internal cables and documents. tomorrow it's expected they'll be shown some surveillance video of the attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi for the first time. republicans have been briefed saying they're still mistyfied as to why some in the administration didn't want to
call benghazi a terrorist attack right away. >> it's hard for me to understand how communications were the way they were when we had such information regarding the fact that this absolutely was a terrorist attack. we knew it was a terrorist attack. why don't we just call it a terrorist attack? >> reporter: some republicans in congress are asking for a joint committee to investigate all of this. in just about an hour, the state department begins giving a closed briefing to members of the senate homeland security and government affairs committee. charlie, norah? >> sharyl, thank you. we'll talk to senator john mccain about the benghazi hearings, susan rice and the petraeus scandal. it's time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's "telegraph" is saying air travel is being disrupted by workers protests over budget cuts. they're calling it a day of action and solidarity. >> "the chicago tribune" says jesse jackson jr. has left the
mayo clinic, being treated for bipolar disorder while authorities investigate allegations that he misused campaign funds. usa today says facebook stock could take a dive as shares can be sold for the first time. the austin american statesman says a minor internet sensation as of last night it's collected more than 83,000 signatures. the petition we're going to see plenty of sunshine around the bay
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linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines right now. san francisco representative nancy pelosi has just made it official. she will stay on as the house minority leader. there had been talk pelosi might step down after democrats failed to retake the house this month. but she is staying put. crews working to restore power to san francisco city hall this morning. there was no fire but a smoky electrical problem touched off the sprinklers overnight. the water caused some minor damage, as well. and one firefighter slightly hurt this morning in a fire in el sobrante. the injury happened at a home with a fire in the attic. all residents got out safely. traffic and weather on your wednesday coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,,,
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. welcome back to cbs "this morning." the david petraeus sex scandal is one more concern for congress which already has a lot to do before the end the year. >> republican senator john mccain is now with us from capitol hill. senator good morning. we want to talk of many things including benghazi and susan rice but let me begin with this. you know david petraeus well. you have talked with him. tell us how he sees all of these fence that have taken him from the directorship of the cia? >> he's a soldier. he's a man who understands responsibilities of office and he took this like the soldier that he is, and decided that the honorable thing to do was to leave office. he's the finest combination of intellect and leadership in american military that i have known and i've had the privilege of knowing some very outstanding
people. it's happened, he's ready to take his responsibility and move on. >> and general allen? >> general allen, he has said that he does not, has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of an investigation that's going on now which i hope will be concluded soon. >> do you believe afghanistan will be hurt because this involves the cia director and now general allen? >> there's always a disconnect when people leave office. but, again, ral allen was due to move over to another job. i don't think so. look we have much larger problems with the president continuing to announce withdrawals from afghanistan earlier than his military commanders had recommended and have put us at much greater risk. i'm not optimistic about how we're going to end up in afghanistan because of the
president's decisions, not general allen's. >> senator, we haven't had a chance to speak with you since this scandal broke, it started with all of these emails, these odd emails, this bizarre web triangle. what do you make of it all? >> i don't know what to make of it, norah. i've never been much for judging these kinds of things and so i do believe that, obviously, in this country we hold people responsible and everybody is responsible and so far that's been the case with general petraeus. i'm much more concerned about the loss of four american lives in benghazi, the president not telling the truth about what happened there and what he knew and when he knew i and that's why we need a special committee, select committee like we did in watergate, like we did in iran/contra. we need a select committee to get to the bottom of this because the american people deserve the truth. >> do you think the president
misled us? >> i know he did. he either misled us in his second debate he said he referred to the tragedy at benghazi as an act of terror which he didn't but then we know now that that night he gave an interview with steve croft saying they didn't know what was the cause it and went on, on numerous venues saying that it was a spontaneous flash mob that had nothing to do with a terrorist act and so he didn't tell the truth. the american people at one time or another. >> susan rice appears to be front-runner for secretary of state. you told cbs last night that you will do everything to stop her confirmation. why? >> she's not qualified. anyone who goes on national television in defiance of the facts five days later, we're all
responsible for what we say and what we do. i'm responsible to my voters. she's responsible to the senate of the united states. we have our responsibilities forced advise and consent. i was on "face the nation" when she told that story and right after it was said it was al qaeda. >> can you help me understand this, senator. the cia talking points that were prepared on september 15th, the same day that rice was on all those sunday shows and "face the nation" that said that currently available information suggests the demonstrations in benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embassy. was the failure with the u.n. ambassador or was the failure with the intelligence coming out of the cia? >> well within three days there was additional information which clearly refuted that. that's why we sleed a select committee.
if the select committee says that she was not guilty of misleading the american people but all these conflicting stories, all these different narratives, who said what, but we know four americans died. four americans died. a consulate in benghazi was turned into a death house and somebody has to be held responsible. >> didn't susan rice say all the information was not in and she did not know everything there was to be known and isn't that what you would want her to say? >> not when she presented the case absolutely this was a flash mob. look at the reruns. because i happened to have been there that morning. >> i'm interested too, why doesn't the cia director, general petraeus and secretary of state hillary clinton also deserve some scrutiny about what went on in benghazi. >> they do. absolutely. the secretary of state is clearly involved in this and, again, that's why we need a select committee to get to the bottom of all this and there's
no -- >> will there be -- >> -- in their rendition of what happened. >> why not wait for them before you make a judgment about susan rice. >> because there's four dead americans. she told the american people on every major newscast in america, if this select committee clears her of any wrongdoing besides not being very bright because it was obvious that this was not a quote flash mob, there was no demonstration, charlie. there was none there. and so then with additional information by the time she went on every news show sunday show in america. >> i got to clear this up. what should she have said based on what she knew at the moment? >> she should have known within three days because additional information -- >> what should she have said when she was asked that question at that time based on what she knew? >> first of all the casual observer knew there was no
demonstration. there was no demonstration. so you couldn't have known that to start with. second of all you should look into it and additional information three days later. if you're going tell the american people something make damn sure it's true. >> senator john mccain, good to see you. thank you so much. and jill kelley is now at the center of a wide enning scandal. this morning we'll show you how she got to know general david petraeus and general john allen. you're watching cbs "this morning." ♪ daisy, do a dollop
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her tampa home tuesday, tuning into the latest news coverage of the scandal. for days media crews have been camped outside her million dollar mansion forcing the 37-year-old to call police repeatedly. >> there's a whole bunch of people blocking my alley and i can't drive into my driveway. >> how many people are out there? >> at least ten. >> reporter: the woman with close ties to the military brass isn't afraid to flaunt it. her license plate reads honor rather council. >> i'm honor rather council general so i have vulnerability. they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. >> reporter: kelley was a key player in tampa's tight social scene which is known for lavish properties with luxury cars, orchestras and plenty of fine
food and drink. >> very personable. anxious to get in the community. >> reporter: kelley became close with retired general david petraeus and general john allen so close the two men are backing her twin sister natalie khawam in a child custody battle. in a letter to the kourkts petraeus wrote, natalie dotes on her son. allen was equally supportive. she places the needs of her son above her own. natalie khawam is trying to get her child back after a judge called her a psychologically unstable person. for now friends say the kelley family is hoping the spotlight they once craved will soon fade away. >> i think a lot of people are attributing things to them that
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and an approach that paid off in the end. >> i got everybody back home rooting for me. i didn't think i would get to finish my round on friday. yesterday i showed up just hoping to be able to finish 18 holes and now here i am. >> reporter: a champion back into the swing of things. for cbs "this morning," manuel bojorquez, tampa, florida. >> never surprised by those stories but they delight me. >> absolutely. i'm glad it wasn't anything more than just a panic attack. mow golf. it's pretty hard to play that well while having a panic attack. >> pretty hard to play that well period. >> well put. all right. target is planning to open stores on thanksgiving night but many employees aren't very happy about it. we'll show you what they are doing on cbs "this morning." >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by by pro namel.
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drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere, here's a live look at the nimitz of you can see that bottleneck growing as you past the oakland coliseum towards downtown. drive time in the yellow so yeah, a lot of brake lights out of hayward and westbound 237 silicon valley commute backed up leaving milpitas. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> weather looking good so far. a lot of sunshine around the bay area this morning. neat looking clouds making the sunrise prettier. temperatures still cool in spot. 39 degrees in fairfield. 41 napa and santa rosa. breezy at the coast. this afternoon mild to warm temperatures 60s and 70s. could see rain by friday. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 dollars and a frozen safeway turkey
♪ ♪ it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the obama administration faces new questions about the petraeus investigation. we may hear answers today at a presidential news conference. many republicans are reeling after mitt romney's defeat. we'll show you what some of them fear in the next four years. but first here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> we should all be cautious, not rush to judgment. they have to analyze the material that they have before they make some final determination. >> the sex scandal has already cost david petraeus his job. john allen's job is now in jeopardy. >> the fbi and cia are briefing members of congress today on details about the scandal. >> president obama will make his first comment today on the pentagon scandal. >> the first question is likely to be about why the white house didn't know about it sooner. >> the president wants u.n.
ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton. >> we will do everything to stop her confirmation. why? >> she's not qualified. if you're going to tell the american people something, you better make damn sure that it's true. >> i had a tough time catching my breath. >> it's pretty hard to play that well, period. >> well put. >> many wonder how this civilian was able to get so close to some of the military's most powerful men in the first place. >> i have to say, all this has the makings of a pretty sweet military themed video game. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. this morning, a powerful republican in congress is pressing the fbi for answers about the david petraeus investigation. >> judiciary committee chairman
lamarr smith sent a list of questions to holder and director mueller. john is a former director. what does this mean, the questions to the new fbi director? >> this is going to be a very tough scrub on what did the fbi director know about this case and when did he know it? what did the attorney general learn from the fbi and when did he learn it? because what they really want to get to, nora, is why weren't the committees told under the national security act that an investigation, not targeting but where the issue of the cia comes up. >> and why they didn't feel that the president should be notified. >> that's right. >> so what do you think the fbi is going to have to change about the way it goes about this? >> well, i think the fbi and the department of justice is going to say, we did a careful legal analysis. you're supposed to notify the white house and the congress about significant intelligence activities and this was a criminal, not intelligence investigation into a stalking case that looked like it had
more to do with an affair than a security compromise. i think this is going to cause them to relook at all of that and say how do we go about our analysis? if we had to do it over, was it right? i don't know we'll know the conclusion of that until the lawyers talk to the lawyers. >> is it true that jill kelley tried to stop the investigation once the barn door had been open? >> yes, that is true. in mid summer jill kelley says to the tampa cyber squad, you know what, let's try and forget this whole thing. >> never mind. >> and the reason that happened, gayle, is because, you know, she thought, i can give you these six harassing e-mails and you'll just investigate these, but as they're getting from one e-mail account to another and seeing cross communication, they start to look at all of jill kelley's e-mails. at that point she says, you know, why don't we just stop this because i'm projecting here that she knows about all of the other communications in her e-mails that she might not want out there. i think we're seeing the fallout of that with general allen.
>> john, you have such great sources. have you heard from any of your sources the nature of the threat? is it a crime to say, hey, don't mess with my man. >> there were no threats. part of the struggle the agents had in the beginning was this was -- this was kind of stuff about, you know, she's a seductress, stay away from her, she's after you. i know she's traveling to see you here and i know you're going to meet her there but there were no threats. they actually had to pull out the law book, read the statute and say, does this rise to the level of a federal form of harassment. >> do we know anything about why the time that the director of the cia broke off this affair? was it because of anything that was happening in this investigation? >> well, you know, david ignatia said some interesting things about who broke off the affair. there's some dispute about whether petraeus broke it off or broadwell broke it off. i think what you also see at the
time that petraeus is communicating to broadwell that jill kelley's coming up to visit and, you know, you have to now put yourself inside people's minds and say, after the affair was broken off no matter who did it, how were those signals read. did she think she had been replaced. now we're ascribing motives to people. we can't get into their heads, but it certainly is suggestive. >> it's still breathtaking to think about this has ensnared the cia director and the top commander in afghanistan. john miller, thank you. >> officially, nora, it falls under the category of this is a hot mess. >> giving john miller something to do. >> because i was so bored. >> yes. >> you're welcome. all right. and on that, president obama is expected to be asked today about this scandal involving general petraeus and allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election. in fact, he hasn't had one in more than eight months. he is expected to call congress
to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. cbs news will carry that news conference live. it begins in the west at 10:30 a.m. pacific . now on to europe where flading has battled italy. high water is starting to recede in venice. thousands were left without power and several towns were cut off. now an area north of rome is at risk this hour. alan pizzey is in the italian capital. alan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. don't let the sunny skies fool you. a flood alert has been issued for rome as the muddy rivers of the tiger river which is flowing under this bridge is continuing to rise. cycling and foot paths have been inundated. along the shoreline it has been cut off. in tuscany and umbria, thousands have been forced to flee their homes. helicopters rescued people. four deaths have already been
reported and the damage estimates are running into the tens of millions of dollars. in the historic town of orte, residents have said there has never been anything like it. >> translator: it was a complete surprise, he says. even the oldest residents say this has never happened before. >> reporter: the army has been called in to put up fences for houses and bridges. officials are warning it won't be enough and blame climate change for the higher waters and increased rapeful. the storm system that caused the flooding across italy also pushed tides that flooded venice to the sixth highest level since records began in 1872. over the weekend tourists actually managed to swim in the historic square. the venice waters have receded. farm land has been turned into swamp land, there are fears that italy's signature food crops will also be hit. wine crops have fallen to a 40-year low and production of
wheat for pasta flour is down. the muddy rivers of the tiger have been flowing. high water is more a tourist attraction for now. it's risen 1 degree celsius in the past 20 years. that makes the storm sweeping up across the adriatic much fiercer. in rome they may end up with a lot more in common than they'd like. >> charlie rose here. alan pizzey, thank you. target is starting black friday early and workers are not happy about it. the retail giant plans to open its doors at 9:00 thanksgiving night. employees are signing online petitions demanding to take back thanksgiving so they can spend it with their families. they're asking for stores to open on friday. one petition has collected about 200,000 signatures so far. and here's an important update on a story we first brought you yesterday.
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30,000 pages of e-mail. i can understand it if steven king and george r.r. martin were having an affair. those are some prolific mother [ bleep ]. there is a fine line between seduction and spamming someone. i don't think i've ever gotten that many e-mails ever and i was on the obama campaign mailing list. the scandal has shown us one important fact. it is easy for the government to check your e-mail, even when you're the head of the cia. >> so how can we keep our private e-mails private? editor at large brian cooley has some ideas about that. brian, good morning to you.
is there such a thing as a private e-mail? >> gayle, there's an old metaphor that we used in the early e-mail days. it's not like a phone call or a letter. it's like a postcard. it has no wrapper that secures t. it is recorded and written down the way a phone call is not. so it ends up having kind of the most dangerous attributes of both of those sorts of communications. so you've got to think about it as something that you need to be comfortable with anyone glancing at being able to read. the people in this scandal if they thought about it as post cards, they would never have had those communications. >> it's been reported that they used draft e-mails. how would that work in their opinion to keep it secret. how do you do that? >> it doesn't work. that's the thing about today's modern web-based e-mail where you use a g mail account or yahoo mail. those kinds of services don't have you install a program like we used to like outlook, for example. they basically don't keep the e-mail on your machine, they
keep it on the servers of those companies. that means even your drafts are stored at google or yahoo. that's why you can go to any computer and there they are. but they didn't quite understand that. so just because you couldn't send it doesn't mean you didn't be send it. you sent it over the network to be stored but you didn't hit send. >> all right. so we know that the companies we work for have access to all of our e-mails as you pointed out. what about the government? i mean, google has received i think something like in the first half of this year more than 20,000 government requests for user data. can the government look at our e-mails? >> yeah, the government's got an interesting -- dating back to the mid '90s, there's kind of an odd piece of legislation out there. it's strange. if the e-mail is more than six months old a federal prosecutor can request it without having to have a full judge's sanction on a subpoena. if it's newer e-mail under six months, that requires what most of us would expect would be a judge's order which would be a
higher standard. there are two levels out there. e-mail is one of the most highly discoverable and pieces of information out there in modern legislation. >> what's going to change, brian, because of all of this? is anything going to change about how we look at this? >> people are going to have more understanding about the way the e-mail is highly transparent. we think it's this secret thing that goes from me to you over some private pipeline and it does not. it's like this giant letter carrier's bag that we all have access to depending what kind of authority you are or what kind of access you have to someone's account. it's very much almost communal. >> are bbms private if you use bbm on blackberry or messaging on your iphone? >> that's a little different situation. they use their own proprietary network. it's a private network. it's not so much based on the open internet the way e-mail is. that was never intended to be all that secure. >> no concerns at this table, but if you used your private
e-mail on the company computer, can they see that? >> the company has so much scope to look at your e-mail and bear this in mind, if you bring your laptop or tablet to work and you bring your own computer to work, you're on their wi fi. >> december delete ever mean delete? >> no. delete never means delete in the web era. that's the thing. you used to delete files off your computer, but when you use web services you really rarely delete. what you do is move things to a delete folder. go look at your delete folder. it's full of items sitting there. >> if you want to have a private conversation, brian, what would you do? >> make a date. >> meet down at the corner. >> yeah. >> see you at starbucks. >> have a conversation. >> about the only way. >> good information. >> that may be a good idea then. >> brian cooley, thank you. president obama's re-election has shaken up a lot of republicans.
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to cleaning up a muddy messn good morning. 8:25 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines right now. crews continued cleaning up the muddy mess down at daly city. the mud covered a main street trapping a number of people because the cars got stuck. the water came from a pipe that broke on a hill above the neighborhood yesterday. no homes were damaged. but they are cleaning up again today. we're expecting to hear some new details today about jobs and the new waterfront arena for the golden state warriors. the new agreement between the team and the city of san francisco includes guaranteeing jobs for residents and veterans, as well. and she's in. san francisco congresswoman nancy pelosi announced today that she will stay on as the house minority leader. there had been talk she might step down after democrats failed to win back the house this month. but about an hour ago she says she will stay. traffic and weather on your wednesday coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. westbound 580 is very slow right now through livermore towards pleasanton. drive time 43 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. there is a crash multi-vehicles approaching north greenville but it was cleared to the right shoulder. nimitz live look outside also oakland, northbound 880 as you pass the coliseum brake lights towards downtown. that drive time also in the red this morning. and we're just getting word from chp of a crash now on
northbound 280 approaching san jose avenue blocking one lane. so obviously, very slow heading into san francisco. that is traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> all right, looking good outside. going to see the warmest day of the week, it looks like, those temperatures spectacular toward the afternoon. lots of sunshine, a few high clouds right now over san jose and the rest of the bay area. temperatures now running in the 40s and the 50s outside. but by the afternoon, all the way to the coast, how about this? 60s even some low 70s at the beaches. about 70 in san francisco. 72 in san jose. 70 degrees in concord. and 73 in santa rosa. next couple of days, we cool down tomorrow, a few more clouds on the way. and then late thursday night into friday, a chance of showers developing. a stronger storm on sunday. ,,,,,,,, ñ=ó
does the super p.a.c. hurt republicans more than i want helped them. >> i had one billionaire, a person deeply passionate. >> great friend? >> billionaires are the best friends to have. romney had about 26. it turned out 26 billionaires. >> great reality show, billionaire fight. >> there you go. just had it. it called the election. >> i would watch billionaire fight. are billionaires good friends to have? >> i don't have any. >> don't have any. welcome back to cbs "this morning." millions of mitt romney supporters truly believed he would be elected president.
many say the election result was a real shock. republican strategist and cbs news political analyst frank luntz went to virginia this week and asked 20 romney voters about the election, president obama and the future of the republican party. >> i want a show of hands how many of you were surprised about the outcome. almost all of you were surprised. >> i cried. >> why would you cry? >> because i was so sure that mitt romney would win. i thought his ticket was perfect. and i thought his message was resonating with people that they were prepared to vote for him. >> this election is really about saving america. and in get real emotional about that because i look at what we've done with this country and i see that it's going totally in the wrong direction and i looked at romney and ryan and i thought yes, somebody who is accomplished in business, somebody who will get out there and make a difference and ryan with his financial background and the budget and all that i
thought man. >> not a good day for the republican party. what are your willing to change? >> the platform needs re-evaluated. >> the keep thing he keeps bringing up where are the blacks and latino and the women. >> you're right. the danger it's getting into a bidding war. more important we stand by our ideals and views and if they have currency we'll get them. if not perhaps we should zoeg. >> our message is not inclusive. it just isn't. it's white suburbia. >> it means you have to package your values in different ways and that takes away from them as universal values. we're talking about the candidates. okay that's great. that's the end profit sees. you have to get out there and sell the message and values and principles because if we believe they are universal, if we believe they should appeal to everybody then we don't have to package them for girls and boys and people with purple and green
spots. >> what does this election tell you about america? >> we're more divided now than even four years, eight years, even during the election of 2000 with all of that, we're more divided now than we were then. >> where america is going is actual value divide of the country more so than demographics. you have, these are hard words i believe you have a socialist agenda, there's people here that believe i don't have to work. >> how many of you think that the obama administration represents socialism here in america, raise your hands. almost all of you. now tell me the truth. how many of you believe that your freedoms will be curtailed over the next four years because barack obama was elected? come on. that's a very strong thing to say. you think you're going to lose some of your freedoms. >> looking beyond my nose i'm concerned for by 20 something children. i'm unlikely to feel the full effect in four, six, eight, ten
years. in 20 years the mindset that's changing in this country is very problematic. >> frank luntz is with us right now. frank good morning. we just saw that piece. what makes them think that about the president? >> reporter: well they are afraid that the freedoms -- >> what makes them that way? >> reporter: they feel that the policies are for more government control, more washington involvement, more washington intervention. by the way, charlie they are willing to compromise. but they want to stick by the principles. for example, if you want to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans they will actually consider it if washington is prepared to cut spending significantly. they are prepared to make changes on immigration policy but only if washington can ensure that the borders, that the border control is enforced. so here you have a set of people that are afraid of the future, believe barack obama is undermining america's future and it's not a surprise that there's gridlock in washington because there's gridlock in america. >> one of them suggests the
republican party needs be more inclusive at the same time someone else said look if the country knew us and our principles then they would vote for it. do they not believe that their candidates are seen for their principles? >> reporter: the complaint really wasn't about the candidates. the complaint was half about the communication, and half about the inability to reach certain segments of the population. they are unanimous in believing that the republicans have to be more effective with hispanics and latinos and they believe they can. by the way, charlie as negative as they are about the country, they think republicans will come back in 2016 and win the white house. but they recognize what went wrong in 2012. i've never seen people so shocked, so really genuinely afraid of the future. they believe it's up to the representatives in congress to demonstrate, to communicate and to grab that american mindset over the next two years so 2016
doesn't result what happened in 2012. >> ever since election night there's been a lot of talk about being inclusive. one of your gentlemen just mentioned that. in the focus group there were no blacks or latinos. didn't appear to be. are they hard to find in virginia? >> reporter: in virginia you've got somewhere around 95% of the african-american population voted for barack obama. over 70, i think it's about 70%, 75% of the hispanic population and we had one hispanic in there. you noticed there were more men than woman. the republican party is a very simple but very fundamental challenge. how do you demonstrate that the values, the beliefs, the core convictions of the gop can transcend racial lines, gender lines and even because you noticed they were older people and even age lines. that the key is not necessarily the issues, the key is demonstrating that you are still a national party with national solutions to national problems. >> what do you think happens
next? many of these voters say they will do. sit out until 2016? what are they going to do? >> reporter: they are still engaged. they want to participate. i think nationwide i think you're going see the republicans come out at each other and everyone will have a solution for what went wrong and you'll see an awful lot of fighting. >> you think there's a fight for what the republican party stands for? >> reporter: yes, i do. i'll give you and example. on the issue of abortion, these voters almost all of them are pro life. many wore religious symbols around their neck. they don't want to discuss abortion. they don't want to have a national debate on social issues. all they ask is washington should not be funding abortion and that washington should not be steadying the social jepd the states and communities and the people themselves set it. they believe every time you have a social issue discussion republicans lose. >> frank you spent a lot of time talking to voters this election season. what do you frank luntz think that the republican party needs
to do? >> reporter: first they need to go on vacation. second thing that they need to do is to re-examine the messaging. mitt romney repeatedly talked about middle class and middle income voters. what the american people want is someone who is fighting for hard-working taxpayers. that the romney campaign when they talked about middle income or middle class they themselves were talking about class based politics. if you want to transcend that, hard-working taxpayers, is working class, upper middle class, it's everybody. that's just one example. there are 20 or 30 examples like that. the republican party has to learn the language of the american people if they expect to win the support of a majority of americans. >> all right frank luntz. enjoy your vacation. >> reporter: i'm not taking one. i just think the republicans need to take one. >> see you next time. some hotels give you a great deal without skimping on the experience. when we come back an expert from fodor's travel guide reveals
a zoo in israel two baby gorillas. one was born last week the other a couple of weeks ago. the zoo has a very successful gorilla breeding program and officials are giving credit to a male gorilla who fathered 10 offsprings in the last 15 years. >> papa is a rolling stone. very busy. welcome back. fodor's travels a lot of ground. it covers 7,500 locations. in more than 17,000 hotels. this year's fodor's 100 hotel awards will be revealed today. arabella bowen is here to show us some of the top best value
hotels. welcome. best value. what does that mean exactly, best value? >> best value is basically concept of the hotels for under $250 a night. so, under $250 a night. these are not budget hotels these are -- what we look for are hotels giving you a four star experience at a three star price or sometimes a five star experience at a three star price. again definitely not budget hotels these are good quality hotels. >> one you mentioned is the bellagio in las vegas. tell us about that. >> it's often a surprise you can stay there for under $200 if you choose your dates wisely. >> i love the ceiling of the bellagio. >> amazing fountains. it's iconic. one of our global icons this year because it's synonymous
with a trip to las vegas. you have the circsicircus de so performing there. you can even stay over thanksgiving for less than $200. >> when is the best time to visit? >> great time to visit are often the holidays. thanksgiving is really one best times to go to vegas. would you be surprised. most people are going home to family, not necessarily going vegas. >> cheaper rates. >> cheaper rates. you can get dinner reservations because fewer crowds in town. >> another hotel you mentioned is the hotel lincoln in chicago. why that hotel? >> this hotel opened in march. this is one of our local experience hotels which we define as hotels that make you feel like a local in the place you're visiting. it's in the lincoln park neighborhood. it's already established itself as a terrific local hangout.
great rooftop bar. great coffee shop. a five star restaurant. the rates start at $139 a night. it's fantastic. across the street lincoln park and lincoln park zoo which is free to visit. >> then you say wine tasting in sonoma, california. you talk about a place called h2. >> another new hotel started by the same group that runs a five star hotel. their rates under $200 a night. they are leading the scene with their eco-friendly approach. they are gold leaf certified. there's a bike sharing program. also a filtered water bar. >> what is that? what does eco friendly mean? >> in a hotel you're looking at basically gold leaf certified standard and things like the water bar.
you can fill up on site. >> lots of recycling programs. >> vermont is a beautiful place to visit. you have a hotel there. >> this is a great find actually. what we love here, if you're looking for a luxury farm stay hard to beat this one. rates start at $155 a night. we talked a lot in the country as farm to table is the new vogue. this is farm though tell. set on 1400 acre farm which is cool and leading to sustainable practices. you can learn how to make butter and even go looking for mushrooms. >> you can go make butter? >> yes. >> butter and bacon makes everything good. >> how do you determine hotel trends? what your looking for? >> we reviewed 17,000 hotels a year and those are just the ones that make the cut.
there's lots that don't because they are not up to par. so we're seeing, we're covering the world. we have 700 writers around the world who is seeing what's happening in our destinations and sending recommendations to us. we saw a lot of new trends. eco friendly being a big one. >> j.w. marriott stein resort which i've been there. i'm from san antonio. that's a nice hotel. 36 holes of golf, charlie. texas open there. all right. had to get that in. >> terrific spot too. especially if you're into golf and great stuff for kids. >> like it. arabella bowen, good to see you. you can find the photos 100 hotel awards online at fod fodors.com. london underground is playing tricks on beatles fans. why the train is taking them to the other,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
♪ people say there's only one abbey road but now when some of them try to find that want famous spot they end up on the wrong side of london. and then they need help to get back. ♪ come together right now ♪ over me >> reporter: legend has it it was paul mccartney's idea to shoot the cover for abbey road on the crosswalk right outside of the studio where the album was recorded, all four members of the band strolling across the street, simple and convenient. ♪ help >> reporter: but when that band is the biggest band in the world, every decision no matter how trivial goes down in history. for the thousands of beatles fans heading to london each year
there is nowhere like abbey road. >> we're scared to go on the beatles crosswalk. >> reporter: unless you end up at the wrong abbey road. >> apparently not around here. it's not here. >> reporter: they are not alone. marshall hoffman from miami just found institute. >> welcome to abbey road. >> thanks. >> is this the abbey road you're looking for, the one with the beatles? >> not really. >> i got some news for you. it's not the right one. >> reporter: this abbey road takes its name from the unfortunately titled street in east london it's on. a new train station that was opened just last year to bear some of the burden of crowds during the summer olympics. but the station's name has obviously caused confusion to
bamboozled beatles fans hoping to walk the walk on london's most famous real estate. >> what would you say you're about an hour and a half away. >> i would wonder why they named the station abbey road. >> how insane is that? >> crazy. >> reporter: instead of the tree lined avenues and mansions in one of the most expensive parts of london, visitors are met a train depot, industrial parks and run down neighborhoods. with all due respect to this abbey road it is a world away from the other one and disappointed tourists that find them cess here do learn how far apart those two worlds are. ♪ the long and winding road >> reporter: or subway ride. three train changes. a trip that lasts over an hour if the trains run on time, a detour that test the most are a dent fans of any band. st. james johns woods station is
what you want. to par phrase the beatles all transport london officials will say is you can work it out. there's no plans to change the name of the abbey road train station. >> if you come this far you got to go all the way. for cbs "this morning," i'm charlie d'agata on the real abbey road in london. nice piece. >> i think that guy marshall hoffman raised a good point why did you name it abbey road whe you know s many people dome see the other abbey road. >> i'm off to washington. take care of things. that does it for us. up next is your local news. we'll see you tomorrow on cbs "this morning." we have ten seconds left so we'll talk a little bit about the fact -- >> about you going to washington. >> can't wait to b,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
hi, everyone. good morning. 8:55 your time. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines on this wednesday. some new video showing two suspects who kidnapped a woman and then threw her in the back of her own car. walnut creek police say this video shows two men at an atm trying to withdraw money from the victim's account. they eventually abandoned her car and her in the oakland hills. red cross is helping an east bay family who was forced out of their homes due to an attic fire. one firefighter slightly injured in el sobrante overnight. the fire caused $80,000 in damage. and some new snow in the high sierra has ski resorts opening for business. heavenly and ski resorts are opening up today two days ahead of schedule. recent storms have dumped more than 3 feet of snow in the sierra. and they are making snow too. and lawrence is here with your forecast. and i guess, more snow on its way this weekend, too, right? >> yes. series of storms toward the sierra nevada and the bay area too so enjoy the sunshine while
we have it. looks like we'll have great weather outside as high pressure taking over. it means we'll see great weather into the afternoon. a little cool in some spots inland this morning, 40s and 50s. by the afternoon we're enjoying 50s and some 70s by the afternoon. so get outside and enjoy it. not going to last long. tomorrow we have changes, a few clouds moving in and by friday, there's a chance of a few showers. showers could linger into saturday and another stronger storm on sunday. we're going to check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters.
good morning. well, start you off with a live look at some of our traffic sensors in the south bay. northbound 280, right before lawrence expressway, there is an accident blocking one lane. it's backed up right now through downtown. also still slow up the nimitz. we have seen some -- this is actually a little better maybe in the last half hour or so but it's still jammed from hayward to downtown oakland. drive time still nearly a half hour between 238 and the maze. another slow spot this morning is down the eastshore freeway. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org